And just like that, my baby is one month old. HOW?! It really is true what they say, the newborn stage (and probably every other one too, let's be real) goes by so fast. He already looks so much like a big boy to me. 90% of the time when he's sleeping I'm looking at pictures and videos of him on my phone and it's insane to me how different just a few weeks makes!
He weighed almost 9lbs already at his 2-week appointment and as I'm writing this at 5 weeks, I'm sure he's already past the 10lb mark--this chunk loves to eat and I'm so glad I've been able to exclusively breastfeed since day one with relatively zero problems, so far (knock on wood). Like I mentioned in my previous post, those Silverette cups made a huge difference in my breastfeeding journey. One thing I do want to work on being better at is pumping so that I can save up "an arsenal" of milk, as Joel likes to call it, for times we want to have a date night or Joel takes him on an extended outing so I can work for a couple of hours. It's hard not to feel like I'm just a cow over here! But I am grateful that I'm able to continue to nourish my baby with just my body. It's pretty amazing.
He sleeps fairly well, but gone are the days where he slept literally all day in those first two weeks. He usually goes down for a nap around 1 or 2pm and then down for the night around midnight and wakes up every 3-4 hours to eat before being all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed around 9am. It's easily my favorite part of our day because he's SO happy and alert. I know babies aren't supposed to smile for *real* at this stage but my kid must be advanced in that department because he's been smirking and smiling for a couple of weeks now and it completely melts my heart! The biggest grins are after an impressive fart or poop--which sound (and smell) intense.
Overall, this first month has been the greatest, hardest transition of my life but I wouldn't trade it for anything. We are so in love with our little bambino and I can't wait to see what the next month has in store for us!